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Memorial Unveiled to Dorset World War I Soldiers

Posted by admin on May 10, 2011

A memorial to Dorset soldiers who died in World War I has been unveiled on the Somme battlefield in France. Volunteers raised £23,000 for the 8ft (2.4m) Portland stone obelisk, the first memorial dedicated specifically to members of the Dorsetshire Regiment.

Former soldiers and descendants of World War I servicemen attended the ceremony near the village of Authuille. Martin Willoughby of the Western Front Association said: “At last we have a fitting memorial to the men of Dorset.”

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